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Wilson senior emceed the Rally for DC Lives

Before hundreds of thousands of people would gather on Pennsylvania Ave. to protest gun violence, a smaller rally took place nearby in a park on Capitol Hill. A 16-year-old girl named Lauren, whose boyfriend, Zaire Kelly, died from gun violence, gave a moving speech about the need for gun control. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Congresswoman

Parkland survivor reflects on tragedy

Sam Zeif’s life changed forever the day before his 18th birthday. On February 14, Zeif’s former schoolmate Nikolas Cruz opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 14. One of Zeif’s best friends, Joaquin “Guac” Oliver, was fatally shot with Cruz’s legally purchased AR-15. Zeif’s younger brother,

Students sit in to demand gun control legislation

Wilson students were some of the thousands of youth across the country who walked out of class this morning to urge Congress to pass stricter gun legislation. The nationwide walkouts come one month after seventeen high schoolers in Parkland, Florida were killed by a classmate armed with assault rifles that he had purchased legally. At